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You see some strange sights living opposite Seven Stories (the Centre for Children’s Books in Newcastle) but this was one of the best: a mini Obi Wan Kenobi walking down the street with his mum. He’d just been attending one of the events at the Star Wars Weekend, and I managed to catch this shot as… Continue reading Obi Wan visits Ouseburn
A surprise visit from a tiny snow angel – view from the roof overlooking the Village Green in Ouseburn.
Wandering around Ouseburn you often come across unexpected things. As Zoe describes it in Addled, the area is “an evolving time capsule, an oasis of animals and art in the centre of town.” Here’s a glimpse of some of the most curious or arresting images I’ve stumbled across: (click pics for a closer look…) For more… Continue reading Street Art of Ouseburn
I took this shot of the old town wall on a beautiful sunny day, wandering around the city with my camera. But I didn’t notice the graffiti until I looked at the picture later – a perfect image for Addled. Zoe builds a wall around herself to protect her from the chaos she feels will… Continue reading Graffiti: Decay or Love?
Addled mostly happens in Newcastle, but the story begins on the other side of the river in Gateshead. Zoe Popper marches down Bottle Bank to cross the Tyne, before entering the Pitcher & Piano bar where the action kicks off. The word bottle is Saxon and means a house or habitation, which shows that Bottle… Continue reading Guide to Newcastle: Bottle Bank
Addled Locations: the Pitcher & Piano bar on Newcastle Quayside where Zoe meets Jonah in chapter 1. In the background you can see the Millennium and Tyne Bridges, and the sleek Sage music venue across the river in Gateshead.